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Old 04-11-2017, 10:16 PM   #10 (permalink)
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If you really want to do the custom thing get a beater to drive around till it's done. Paying for gas for a 100 mIle each way drive on a 4 runner with big tires is way too much. It can't be getting more than 20mpg.
So I'm guessing you are buying about 10 gallons of gas every work day and a set of mud tires every 6 to 9 months. Or 12 months if you run them till they look like drag slicks.

Have you ever thought about getting rid of mud tires and getting tire chains and highway or A/T tires? That way you are not wearing out a set of soft rubber muds every 6 to 9 months by putting highway miles on them?
Highway tires with chains will do better than any mud tire at 50% tread depth and do better than most muds at 75% remaining tread deapth.
Or get a highway set of wheels run them and take the mud wheel set off and leave them at home when you don't need them?
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